Zuckerberg has accepted the European Parliament’s invitation to answer some questions about his company’s use of personal data.
Although it’s not clear when He will make the trip to Europe, the European Parliament’s president said in a statement it will be “as soon as possible.” He also called it a “step in the right direction towards restoring confidence.”
Earlier on, Zuckerberg reportedly refused to appear before the U.K. Parliament which made the government to give him an ultimatum: He could either voluntarily testify before Parliament, or the government would issue an official summons the next time he’s in the country.
Later on a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the proposal have been acceoted – “We have accepted the Council of President’s proposal to meet with leaders of the European Parliament and appreciate the opportunity for dialogue, to listen to their views and show the steps we are taking to better protect people’s privacy,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.
It’s obvious Zuckerberg will face a lot of questions about GDPR, Europe’s new data policy laws. It’s set to go into effect next Friday, May 25.
Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the United States. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website’s membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high-school students. Its name comes from the face book directories often given to American university students.